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‘Biggest Loser’ style competition takes place in Delray Beach
Three Delray Beach senior living communities teamed up in their versions of a “biggest loser” competition.
Residents from Abbey Delray, Abbey Delray South and Harbour’s Edge participated in the fitness program aimed at getting fit and staying healthy.
The 65 participants were split into three teams, Castaweights, Slim Jims and Skinny Hips. They shed a total of more than 300 pounds during the 10 week program of exercise and healthy eating.
Catch a late bite at Caffe Luna Rosa
If you are catching a bite to eat after 9 p.m., the restaurant is offering half-priced drink options to go along with dinner.
Certain wines, beers and liquor drinks are all half-priced. Special premium wine and liquor will also be offered at a discounted price. Specials include a bottle of 2012 Caymus Cabernet for $99 and a one and half ounce pour of Johnny Walker Blue for $18.
The restaurant is located at 34 S. Ocean Blvd. Reservations can be made by calling 561-274-9404.
Delray author writes new children’s book
Delray resident Suzanne Kline has written a new book, “Surf’s Up, Gizmo!” The book is about a surfing dog, who teaches children how to use their imaginations to “surf” life’s challenges.
The story is based on Kline’s service dog, a Norfolk terrier. Kline is a former mortgage company vice president, who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in 2004, which changed how her brain functioned. The accident resulted in her losing her cognitive “left brain” skills, but helped her creative “right brain” flourish, which helped her writing.
Historical society hosts annual meeting
The Delray Beach Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. on May 11. The meeting will take place at the historical society, 3 NE First St.
The society is also accepting fishing photos and memorabilia for its June exhibit. Donations can be dropped off until May 13.
City takes over Lake Ida parcel
The city has officially taken over the last undeveloped piece of land on Lake Ida from the county. The city will preserve the 4.8 acres on the shores of Lake Ida.
To commemorate the purchase, the city hosted a special ceremony. The parcel is located between Interstate-95 and Lake Ida, just north of the county’s Lake Ida Park.
City officials said acquiring the land will allow the city to explore adding nature trails and pathways for bicyclists and walkers to connect the city to Boynton Beach.
Delray Beach Initiative raises almost $500 for Daughters of Zion
The Delray Beach Initiative raised nearly $500 during a car wash for the Daughters of Zion Junior Academy.
The money will go toward funding an after-school reading program.
The initiative is a volunteer-based community organization that aims to help local kids by giving back.
Ethics complaint dropped
An ethics complaint against former Delray Beach Commissioner Alberta McCarthy was dropped by the Palm Beach County ethics board.
The board found no probable cause to support a complaint filed against McCarthy. She was accused of providing a gift of more than $100 to former Delray Commissioner An-geleta Gray.
The women were accused of not disclosing their relationship while casting votes, according to records.
Both were acquitted of criminal charges and the ethics complaints against both of them have been dismissed.